Accessibility Statement

Using this website

This website is run by Icklesham Parish Council using WordPress. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Most older PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some of our audio recordings of meetings do not have transcripts
  • Some of our live and recorded video streams do not have captions
  • Some content that is under someone else’s control which the Parish Council has not paid for or developed may not be accessible.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print or easy read.

Email: ickleshampc@hotmail.co.uk

Call: 07714 169901

The Parish Council will consider your request and get back to you in 20 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Clerk at ickleshampc@hotmail.co.uk

Enforcement procedure

We (the Equality and Human Rights Commission) are responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations.

If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Icklesham Parish Council are committed to making our website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

  • Some older PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some of our audio recordings of meetings do not have transcripts
  • Some of our live and recorded video streams do not have captions

How we tested this website

Our website is checked by Silktide for Level A, AA and AAA standards of the WCAG 2.1 which has rated our website as excellent. Our website was last tested on 1st February 2021.

We continue to monitor issues that arise using their live report for our website. We aim to fix them as soon as we are able to.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Now

The Council is reviewing all historic documents and ensuring all future uploaded documents are fully accessible.

Future

We will also continue to fix issues as they arise from future testing reports for our website.